Having had the opportunity to teach in both rural and urban settings, educated by both an Ivy League institution and public university, I have had the privilege of teaching both high school and middle school students in various parts of the United States. I have also lectured at America's top colleges and taught in its worst classrooms. As a result, I have come away with a simple and direct outlook on education: Education is something that anyone can achieve and learning requires but two things: a student who wants to learn and a teacher who is patient enough to teach.
Let me have the opportunity to give your child what I was given, a teacher who cared and was patient enough to teach. The world in which we live has become more tenacious, more cut-throat and more grade dependent in this shrinking and more competitive economy. This does not supplement the need and place of one-on-one attention and assistance that enables understanding, and as such, progress. Please take the good care to find a tutor for your child that can teach him or her the rigor, joy, and integrity of knowledge that creates successful citizens.
What I require, in terms of supplies, is that each student with whom I work brings with him or her any syllabus or class outline - or plan - for the English or Humanities courses with which he or she is seeking assistance. All available handouts, completed homework assignments, graded essays, and pertinent materials distributed in-class should be brought to each meeting for review and consultation and kept in a two-pocket folder. All students should also have and keep a separate spiral-bound notebook for the work covered during our sessions.
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